RMG 293 – Cocktail (1988)

August 3, 2022

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined by Maggie Kruger, and they’re geeking out over Cocktail (1988) and

  • dive bars
  • douchebag characters
  • adventures in “boozeland”
  • Maggie’s theory about Doug & Brian
  • and much, much more!


Tom Cruise is electrifying as Brian Flanagan, a young, confident and ambitious bartender who, with the help of seasoned pro (Bryan Brown), becomes the toast of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist (Elisabeth Shue), their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender’s life.

Sizzling with high-powered performances and a #1 hit soundtrack, the box office blockbuster Cocktail has it all!



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